General Dynamics Releases NSA-Approved TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software

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Designed to improve network situational awareness and accelerate response to cyber threats.

FAIRFAX, Va., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Mission Systems now offers the National Security Agency (NSA)-approved TACLANE┬« Trusted Sensor Software feature on the TACLANE-1G (KG-175G). TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software provides intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system capabilities that monitor network traffic and is a first-of-its-kind optional feature for Type 1 encryptors.

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“We’re committed to providing capabilities that help our customers manage and respond to cyber threats,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems. “The TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software improves and enhances cyber situational awareness, key to understanding the network and crucial in the development of effective computer network defense.”

The TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software feature provides network operators and security managers the ability to use advanced cyber defense and sensing capabilities, previously only available for use on the most sensitive networks, across their entire network infrastructure. Additionally, the deep packet inspection in-line sensing capability provides the ability to fine-tune network filtering based on open standard or government classified rule sets, and to issue Type 1 encrypted alerts to monitor any network point.

“This NSA-approved feature increases the effectiveness of the TACLANE-1G by enhancing the understanding of network health,” said Nadia Short, vice president and general manager of the Cyber Systems line of business for General Dynamics Mission Systems. “Things move fast in the cyber domain and General Dynamics continues to demonstrate our commitment to outfitting our customers with tools that increase their ability to know who and what is on their network.”

The TACLANE-1G (KG-175G) is a low-profile, 1 Gb/s Cyber-Defense-capable network encryptor. The TACLANE-1G is ruggedized for both tactical and strategic environments and NSA certified to protect information classified Top Secret SCI and below. The TACLANE Trusted Sensor Software will be available for the TACLANE-10G (KG-175X) in the first quarter of 2016. The TACLANE-10G is the newest member of General Dynamics’ cyber defense product family and can encrypt the equivalent of a high-definition feature film in moments, speeding it securely though a network with unprecedented fidelity at the Top Secret level and below. The encryptor also provides the ability to send and receive multiple U.S. and coalition data files simultaneously without operator intervention, reducing the number of encryptors needed to perform similar functions.

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